Lepidozamia peroffskyana – Cycad Palm

 

Lepidozamia peroffskyana is a palm like cycad with large, spiky leaves which arise from a centre crown.  It is from eastern Australia, and is popular in landscaping, as it is an easy care plant with few pests and diseases. It is slow growing and drought and cold  tolerant. It prefers a dappled shade position. It is good as a garden specimen, as well as for containers.

The seeds contain toxic compounds which have caused fatalities to both people and livestock.

Read more about Native Palms, Cycads and Ferns

 

Family:Zamiaceae
Scientific Name:Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Common Name:Cycad Palm
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:3 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Erosion control

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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